Replay Video: Councilman Ron Nirenberg delivered a State of District 8 Address at the Phil Hardberger Park Urban Ecology Center on Feb. 15. The program began with remarks from San Antonio City Manager Sheryl Sculley who updated audience on growth, innovation, finance.
Written by Yasmin-Gonzalez on Feb 24 2022 - 11:25pm
Texas Independence Day is March 2nd and what better way to spend it than at the Alamo. There will be historical demonstrations and music all day! It is a free event and it will be an enjoyable time for all. To find more information about this event, click here.
Written by Vivian Lopez on Jul 19 2021 - 3:21pm
The Alamo Citizens Advisory Committee (which consists of appointees by Mayor Nirenberg) hosted a live stream meeting on the History of Unfree Labor at and Around the Alamo on July 13, 2021. It is the fourth content discussion of their series.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Apr 25 2021 - 4:20pm
Scroll down to see the questions posed to candidates about plans for Alamo Plaza during various forums leading up to the May 1, 2021 election. Click on the link to watch and hear their answers Mayoral Candidate Town Hall by the League of Women Voters Q: What are your thoughts about the Alamo plan, specifically the balance between the 1836 battle and its earlier life as a mission and the location of the Cenotaph and the opening and the closing of Alamo Plaza?
Written by Kathryn O'Rourke on Jun 18 2020 - 6:49pm
Note: This talk by Kathryn O'Rourke was part of a day-long symposium on the importance of the Woolworth Building as a Civil Rights historic site, hosted by the San Antonio Conservation Society and Bexar County. Click here to see other presentations.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Oct 17 2018 - 5:46pm
The battle lines are drawn over Alamo Plaza. Leading the charge to defend the iconic public space is the San Antonio Conservation Society, which has collected 7,500 signatures on its Petition to Save Alamo Plaza.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jul 10 2018 - 5:40pm
More than 250 people packed the San Antonio Garden Center on June 21 to give their input on latest Alamo plan proposal. The boisterous crowd included many women representing the Fiesta Battle of Flowers Parade who were strongly opposed to a plan provision that would close the street in front of the Alamo and redirect traffic - including the parade - a block away.
Written by Mike Greenberg on Jul 6 2018 - 2:22pm
For a document obsessed with events of 1836, the new “Alamo Comprehensive Interpretive Plan,” reads more like “Nineteen Eighty-Four,” a dystopian novel that satirizes hypocrisy by the state. “Embrace the continuum of history” means “repudiate the continuum of history.” “Enhance connections to the surrounding streets” means “reduce connections to the surrounding streets.” “Enable pedestrian flow through the site” means “restrict pedestrian flow through the site.”
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jun 7 2018 - 2:43pm
NOWCastSA webcast The Alamo Citizen Advisory Committee meeting on June 7, 2018 from the Witte Museum Prassel Auditorium. The committee heard a presentation by the design team on draft site plan and strategy for Alamo Plaza. Afterwards, the committee members discuss the presentation and their reaction to the draft plan. Anyone can replay it here for free, right here on this page, thanks to generous support from Myfe Moore. (Scroll down for additional details and context)
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on May 17 2018 - 7:56pm
Updated: Board members of the Alamo Trust, which manages the daily operations of the historic Alamo, met in public for the first time, giving a peek inside closed-door meetings, and getting an earful from passionate preservationists. Watch complete video here or scroll down for an article with quotes and links to context.